February 23, 2009

Book List: Talking Animals

Posted by at 6:18 am in Reads | Permalink

I'm a big fan of lists. To-Do Lists, Shopping Lists, Friends Lists, Enemies Lists — and of course, Book Lists!  So I'm going to start sharing my book lists with you, Splotters!

When I was growing up, I didn't have very many pets, so I was always really jealous of my friends who did.* I was also really into animals. (I know you guys are too, based on this heavy dogs versus cats debate). So, without further ado, here's a list of a few books I've enjoyed which include talking animals:

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Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by James Howe and Deborah Howe

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Sam the Cat: Detective by Linda Stewart

Redwall by Brian Jacques

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Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

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The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

But seriously, wouldn't you just FREAK OUT if your golden retriever or gray tuxedo cat (like the one that lives with me, below) suddenly said, "what's up?" (or said, "what's up, dawg?" hee hee.)

Which talking animal books have left an impression on you?

— Nancy, STACKS Staffer

*Turns out I'm quite allergic and I don't like slobbery things, so it's
probably for the best that I didn't have a pet. I might be dead from
an allergic reaction or drowned in a pool of dog spit.

Photo Credit: Waldemar Dabrowski/Shutterstock

  1. Nancy, STACKS Staffer

    @Kate: Being such a HUGE fan of the classic ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies, I’m so embarassed I didn’t know it was based on a book… D’oh! I’ve have to check out that and Black Water. Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. Kate

    There is another one. Black Water by D.J MackHale. On Eelong undomesticated (that’s speled wrong) cats (klees) over rule people (gars). Another is Planet of the Apes by I have no clue.

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